Quanam Business Analytics Annual Event

Teaming up to make Uruguay even more Intelligent

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Quanam’s annual Business Analytics event was held at the main room of the Golf Club, with more than 160 guests, customers of leading firms of the public and private sector on October 18th. The focus of innovative business solutions was on Big Data, Cognitive Computing, and Business Intelligence.

Engineer Guillermo Spinelli, Director of Business Analytics of Quanam, opened the event by stating the purpose of his unit: “colaborating to make organizations more intelligent, by transforming data into reliable information.” He went through the development of the area, and the incorporation of new services during the last 30 years which show the vast trajectory of the firm.

Next, Carlos Doncel, Business Developer of Cognitiva, in Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay – a company with cognitive solutions, a partner of IBM Watson – made a presentation on cognitive disruption in the digital era. Marcelo Armendariz, Director of Projects of Quanam, focused on the progress achieved in the area of Cognitive I.T.  and its applications in several sectors such as the selection of human capital, cognitive segmentation and purchase advisor.

Dr. Lucía Spangenberg, Founding Member of Genlives – a company offering genomic studies – together with Engineer Fernando López, a specialist in Big Data of Quanam, commented on the project carried out together with the aim of accelerating the diagnostic process by resorting massive data of human genoma, and using Big Data tools.

During the second part of the event, there was a round table of renown specialists; that was moderated by journalist Gonzalo Sobral. The members were Eng. Fernando Brum, President of ANII and Advisor of Plan Ceibal; Eng. Mercedes Tarabal, Manager of Operational Transformation of BROU; Daniel Laffitte, Director DGI Information Technology Division; Accountant Marta Abilleira, National Budget Unit of the Ministry of Economics and Eng. Alfredo Halm, Founding Partner of Quanam. They discussed the importance of Business Analytics soltutions in their own organizations.

The event was closed by Uruguayan open sea sailor Dolores “Lola” Moreira, her trainer Luis Chiaparro and Diego Aguirre,  an expert in Analytics of IBM Uruguay, who told the audience about the project they carried out to improve the sailor’s performance and make the best of training using IBM technology. They also shared anecdotes, Lola’s story in sports, her experience in the Olympics in Rio 2016 and her future challenges. 

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